Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Nola vs. Anibal Sanchez
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Comerica Park on Wednesday to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Aaron Nola for the Phillies and Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +116 and Detroit at -126. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Phillies have a 19-24-2 over/under record and a 24-21-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Tigers are 25-19-0 against the run line and have a 29-13-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 57% of the time.
The Phillies head into this matchup with a 25-20 record, including 12-11 on the road. Starting pitcher Aaron Nola has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 2.85 and a WHIP of 0.90. He has 64 strikeouts over his 60 innings pitched and he has given up 43 hits so far this season. He has allowed 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.61. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 128 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen while being struck out 141 times and walking 61 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 8.01 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.82 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.70. The Phillies pitchers have collectively given up 358 base hits and 165 earned runs. They have allowed 53 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 130 batters and struck out 393. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.84.
As a team, Philadelphia is batting .236, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .242 average away from home. The Phillies hold a .363 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293 which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 28th in baseball with 7.67 hits per game. Odubel Herrera comes into this game hitting .335 and his on-base percentage is at .445. He has 53 hits this season along with 26 runs scored and 14 runs batted in. He's struck out 31 times and has walked 31 times. Maikel Franco is hitting .255 and he has an on-base percentage of .300. He has totaled 42 hits so far while scoring 13 runs and he's driven in 26. He has walked 11 times and has struck out 32 times. The Phillies have 345 hits, including 60 doubles and 34 home runs. They've stolen 16 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 16 times. Philadelphia has walked 112 times this season and they've struck out 351 times as a unit. They've left 273 men on base and have a team OPS of .656. They score 3.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 146 runs so far this year.
Detroit comes into this matchup with a 11-10 home record and a 22-22 overall mark. With an earned run average of 6.23, Anibal Sanchez has a 3-5 record and a 1.59 WHIP. He has 43 strikeouts over the 47.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 50 hits. He has allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.47. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 134 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Tigers bullpen while being struck out 107 times and walking 44 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.39 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.45 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.50. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 403 base knocks and 193 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 52 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a staff has walked 138 hitters and struck out 320. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.29.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .272 average at home. The Tigers hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.23 hits per contest. Nick Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .346 and he has an OBP of .375. He has 54 hits this year along with 22 runs scored and 31 RBI. He's struck out 36 times and has walked on 9 occasions. Ian Kinsler is hitting .306 and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 56 hits so far while he's scored 40 runs and drove in 24. He has earned a walk 11 times and has punched out 30 times. The Tigers as a unit have 406 base hits, including 70 doubles and 60 homers. They have 14 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 5 times. Detroit as a team has walked 122 times this year and they have struck out 381 times. They've had 300 men left on base and have an OPS of .767. They score 4.61 runs per game and have totaled 203 runs so far this season.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 19-24-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 24-21-0 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 29-13-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 25-19-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/01/16 P Dalier Hinojosa Hand 15-day DL (4/29)
04/24/16 P Charlie Morton Hamstring 15-day DL (4/24); out for season
04/14/16 P Daniel Stumpf Suspension 80-game suspension
04/03/16 P Mario Hollands Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/16 LF Aaron Altherr Wrist 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/16 LF Cody Asche Ribs 15-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Matt Harrison Back 60-day DL (4/2)
05/24/16 2B Ian Kinsler Flu has been scratched from today%27s starting lineup Tuesday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
05/24/16 LF Justin Upton Quad is not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
05/23/16 P Jordan Zimmerman Groin expected to miss next scheduled start Saturday vs. Oakland Athletics
04/28/16 P Shane Greene Finger 15-day DL (4/25)
04/04/16 P Daniel Norris Back 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jeff Ferrell Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Angel Nesbitt Ankle 15-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies
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